“To change the world, even just to be our tiny part of the change, we have to deepen consciousness.
“It seemed to me that activists who engage only with the conventional levers of power – politics, economics and even ecological science – so easily become depleted in resources as time wears on.
“That’s where life either withers on the vine, or the spiritual fermentation kicks in. That is why our activism, if it is to be sustained and refined in purity, must rest upon a loving consciousness.”
Read the full story as Alastair McIntosh recounts his early activist days at Findhorn and on the Isle of Harris in Scotland….
Alastair McIntosh is a writer, activist and honorary professor, working on the spirituality of social and environmental change. His books include Soil & Soul, Spiritual Activism and Poacher’s Pilgrimage. In June he will lead the workshop Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service here at Findhorn.
Photograph: Sunburst on Loch an Teine (the Loch of Fire), North Harris, Scotland (2009)